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Heidi Durrow: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Sep 16, 2014 07:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall,
Heidi W. Durrow is the New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Rachel moves to a community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. The book explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking, “Must race confine us and define us?” The Girl Who Fell From the Sky received Barbara Kingsolver’s 2008 PEN/Bellweather Prize for Literature of Social Change. It has been hailed as one of the Best Novels of 2010 by the Washington Post, a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The Oregonian, a Top 10 Buzz Book of 2010 by the Boston Herald, and named a Top 10 Debut of 2010 by Booklist. Durrow has been named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Leaders of 2010 and, in 2011, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.
Constitution Day Panel: Constitutional and Legal Issues in Annexing Territories from a Global Perspective Sep 18, 2014 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Library Assembly Room, Gramley Library ,
Members of the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science will outline the contemporary application of principles relevant to the American Constitution to current events and issues. In particular, this year’s discussion will focus on constitutional and legal issues in annexing territories from a global perspective. Free admission. Sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science.
Michele Berger: Transformational Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies Sep 18, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall,
Dr. Berger reflects on the multiple, complicated, and inspirational lessons learned through writing and researching her most recent co-authored book, Transforming Scholarship: How Women’s and Gender Studies Students are Changing Themselves and the World. Her talk will discuss the value and importance of women’s and gender studies undergraduate training in the 21st century, and how to spark and sustain feminist change as individuals and collectively. Michele Tracy Berger is associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, adjunct professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and Vice President of the National Women’s Studies Association. Free admission. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events.
Salem College Pierrettes Present Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin from Sep 25, 2014 08:00 PM to Sep 28, 2014 04:00 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Performance times: Thursday - Saturday, September 25 -27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. Anton: Is it short for San Antonio, Texas? Is it the first name of acclaimed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov? Both are correct! This hysterically funny performance is a behind-the scenes look into the world of theatre, as it follows three actresses from their auditions to opening night in their quest to perform Anton Chekhov’s play, The Three Sisters, in San Antonio. With a variety of crazy characters and conflicting interests, what could go wrong? Whether you are a veteran theatre-goer or a novice in search of new entertainment, Anton will make you glad you came. Tickets: $9 general public, $7 Salem community and all students
Legacy Alive! - Piano Wizardry: Marina Lomazov Recital with Barbara Lister-Sink Sep 26, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Ar ts Center ,
Dazzling Russian pianist Marina Lomazov, described as “a keyboard sorceress,” joins Salem’s Artist-in-Residence Barbara Lister-Sink for a gala concert launching the Salem Steinway Piano Restoration Project. Works by Russian and American composers will be featured.
Craft Talk & Generative Writing Workshop with Aimee Suzara Sep 27, 2014 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Single Sisters Room 113,
Based on the popularity and success of the launch of this series in Spring 2014, we continue to share outstanding writers with years of experience to talk about issues of craft and offer prompts and exercises to inspire your writing! Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, performer, and educator based in Oakland, California. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Kartika Review, Hawaii Review, and Lantern Review. Her debut book, SOUVENIR, has been lauded as “precise, cogent, engaging, and formally inventive” by acclaimed author David Mura.
N.C. Writers Showcase: Glenis Redmond Oct 02, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Single Sisters Saal,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Glenis Redmond is a North Carolina Literary Fellowship Recipient from the North Carolina Arts Council and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. She is the Poet-in- Residence at The State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J., and at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, S.C. Her latest book of poetry is titled Under the Sun. As a full-time road poet, she performs and teaches poetry across the country.
N.C. Writers Showcase: Virginia Holman and Rowe Copeland Oct 09, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Huber Theater, Student Center,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Virginia Holman is the author of Rescuing Patty Hearst (Simon & Schuster), a memoir of her mother’s untreated schizophrenia. It was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Authors Selection. She has published essays and articles in Redbook, Women’s Health, Prevention, O Magazine, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Rowe Carenen Copeland is a 2002 graduate of Salem College. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals and magazines, including The Revenant Culture and GERM. Her debut poetry collection, In the Meantime, is forthcoming from Neverland Publishing.
Comenius Symposium Oct 09, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
The Comenius Symposium pays tribute to the visionary educational pioneer, Bishop John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), by providing a venue for collaborative explorations of personal context, social history, and diverse learners. Education faculty will give conference-style presentations on a variety of topics confronting today’s educators. Email contact: Sponsored by the Department of Teacher Education
N.C. Writers Showcase: Terri Kirby Erickson and Jacob Paul Oct 16, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Huber Theater, Student Center,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of four collections of poetry, including In the Palms of Angels, which earned three international awards. She was chosen as the 2013 Leidig Keynote Poet for Emory and Henry College and has taught numerous poetry workshops and classes around the country. Novelist Jacob Paul’s 2010 debut novel, Sarah/Sara, was named one of the year’s five best first fictions by Poets & Writers. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Massachusetts Review, and USA Today’s Weekend Magazine. All Center for Women Writers events and workshops are free to attend. Please contact Metta Sáma, director of the Center for Women Writers, to participate:
Twyla Tharp: Living the Creative Life Oct 18, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Twyla Tharp, American dancer, choreographer, writer and director of stage, TV and film, will share from her life’s experiences, and from her book The Creative Habit. Dancers Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady will participate throughout as well as lead demonstrations that feature Salem College dance students performing excerpts from Tharp’s early dance piece, “Torelli,” followed by excerpts from Tharp’s community based piece, “The One Hundreds.” The evening will have one intermission, and after the final curtain, a reception will be held in the lobby with Tharp, Okamoto, and Brady. Made possible by a generous gift from June Porter Johnson. This free event has general admission seating and is open to the public. Reservations are not required.
Women of Opera Oct 24, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Series ,
Join us for an evening of some of the most beloved arias and duets in the operatic repertoire. Guest soprano Carter Scott and Salem’s own Cristy Lynn Brown, mezzo-soprano, will join together with Barbara Lister-Sink at the piano in a concert of works by Verdi, Ponchielli, Bellini, Puccini, and Wagner.
International Dinner and Show Oct 25, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM Bryant Hall,
Join us for an international show and culinary feast! The Salem College International Club will host its annual dinner with food from countries around the world, accompanied by live performances in dance, song, and skits representing various cultures. Email for tickets: Co-sponsored by the Salem College International Club and the Human Relations Department of the City of Winston-Salem
Salem Academy Student Art Exhibition from Nov 01, 2014 01:00 PM to Dec 19, 2014 05:00 PM North Corridor Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Exhibit Dates: November 1 - December 19 A wide variety of materials are utilized, from oil painting and oil pastels, to charcoal and colored pencil, to explore identity, self, and memory with respect to each artist. Students in the advanced level courses represent transitioning from discovery of the artistic medium to how the medium can be applied to best express their ideas and emotions. Composition and content choices are also being dealt with on a conceptual level as the artists have learned to make every choice with intention, manipulating forms and color to express their inner thoughts most clearly.
Salem Sings! Salem Chamber Choir, Chorale, and SuperTonix Fall Concert Nov 07, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
This exciting and eclectic program spans 300 years of choral music and will include music by Vivaldi, written for women of the Pieta. The concert will also offer diverse music of the world, music by Orban, and selections by the popular acappella jazz ensemble, SuperTonix. Featuring Sonja Sepulveda, conductor, and Carmine Mann and Pamela Haire, accompanists.
Bread and Words with special guest Kim Church Nov 09, 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Single Sisters Saal ,
Bread and Words was launched in 2012 by Susan Calovini, Dean of the College and Vice President of Student & Academic Affairs. This benefit reading supports the ongoing efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Carolina to raise awareness regarding issues of hunger and homelessness in our state. Second Harvest collects financial donations and non-perishable food items throughout the year for those in need. Bread and Words also celebrates the power of language to raise our awareness of hunger, homelessness, compassion, grace, and gratitude. We invite faculty, staff, students, alumnae, and friends of Salem Academy and College to read works that speak of grace, compassion, strife, and/or the joys of communion, sharing, and giving. We encourage you to join us as participants and/or listeners. Bring nonperishable food items and/or financial donations for Second Harvest. North Carolina writer and special guest Kim Church is the author of the novel, Byrd (Dzanc Books 2014), the fractured family history of a child secretly given up for adoption. Jill McCorkle says of the book, “Brilliant writing — lively and heartbreaking at every turn.” Kim’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Shenandoah, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Church will be available for a book signing following the readings. Sponsored by the Center for Women Writers and the Office of the Dean of the College. Email for additional information.
Salem Academy Theatre Presents The Nerd by Larry Shue from Nov 13, 2014 07:00 PM to Nov 16, 2014 04:00 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Performance times: Thursday - Saturday, November 13 - 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. This hilarious play shows us life when a guest just won’t leave, a guest capable of destroying your relationships, jobs, and life in just a matter of days. Willum feels he owes his guest, Rick Steadman, for saving his life during the war, but Rick is completely impossible to have around. From games with bags on their heads, to a monster costume, to a ruined architecture design, Willum and his friends, Tansy and Axel, come up with a plan to get Rick to leave. The Nerd will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Free admission
Robert Allen Ruckman: "AUM Salem" - Reception Nov 14, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Mary Davis Holt Back Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6 Reception: Friday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AUM Salem is an all-goddess exhibit, and the name of the largest painting dedicated to the genius of Salem College. These “flow paintings” embody each goddess’ power and imagination, the union of sound and light. Ruckman’s unique approach to technique and content comes from viewing the artist as medium, an intermediary between spirits and humans. Using ancient hermetic practices, he anchors the thought-form of these goddesses to the canvas. The paint coalesces around the etheric forms as it is manipulated both physically and psychically. The images that emerge from this process are the result of Ruckman’s meditation upon the co-creational union with his subject, constituting what he calls “Abstract Portraiture.”
Suffragettes: Votes, Violence, Victory - Reception Nov 14, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6 Reception: Friday, November 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. On March 3, 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C., marked the cumulative achievement of Suffragettes after generations of struggle. “Votes, Violence, Victory” celebrates the Suffragettes and pays homage to women for their enduring fight for gender equality. From Sarah M. Grimke, abolitionist and feminist from South Carolina, to Rosa Parks, who took a powerfully modest stand, a movement develops and expands. Women activists, often portrayed as ambitious, radical, pushy, and unwomanly, have been less celebrated for securing many of these liberties. Ultimately, society’s embrace of peaceful change arrives through those who soldiered and suffered brave causes.
Legacy Alive! - Piano Appassionata Nov 14, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Friday, November 14 | 7:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, November 15 Piano Master Class with Barbara Nissman: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Piano Symposium “A Piano Legacy Lost?”: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hailed as “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein,” Barbara Nissman continues the grand bravura tradition of romantic pianism in works by Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Beethoven.

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